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During the World War II period in 1940s, ultradistance races in America totally disappeared. Many of the talented runners turned in their leather running shoes…

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What’s a 26 year old former marathon runner doing setting the FKT on the fabled Longs Peak North Face (Cables) route? “The FKT idea is real motivating to me - it takes away external pressure, but in other ways it adds more pressure because it’s internal - it’s all up to you.” Kate Hale can run, she can climb, and she can bike; listen to her describe her future goals on Longs Peak: “I feel like I am the most laser-focused when I’m in scenarios like that, and that is a pretty addicting feeling.”

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By HPRS Staff Columnist Holly Rapp Six months ago, I wrote my first piece for HPRS about how grateful I was for the ability to run again after a long injury- and illness-induced hiatus.

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Live from the OR show in Denver, Colorado, Mathias and Douglas discuss the trade show in great length while trying to stay awake after long trips to get there. Stoked by the environmentally friendly new products, political activism of the Outdoor Industry, talking to new and old favorite companies, and a few quirky contraptions, your …

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Bethany Hughes (Fidgit) and Lauren Reed (Neon) are in the midst of a daunting project: hiking (and occasionally paddling and cycling) from the southern tip of Argentina to the northern tip of Alaska. The 20,000 mile journey is expected to take 5 or 6 years, and in this interview, they join from Medellín, Colombia, about 2.5 years into their journey. Fidgit and Neon talk about their motivation, strategies to get along with adventure partners, and Her Odyssey: a mission to connect stories of the land and its inhabitants.   In today’s Company Spotlight, we feature Peak Design, a camera accessory, bag, and “carry” brand. First and foremost, though, Peak Design is a design company. They’ve launched numerous successful crowdfunding campaigns for products that use innovative design to accommodate specific uses while still fulfilling the many different ways that people may use them. For 10%, use the code “meister10” at https://www.peakdesign.com/.     Episode Sponsor: SAXX Underwear. Use the code meister at checkout for $5 off and free shipping!      https://www.saxxunderwear.com/  

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I review the Lake Logan Half Triathlon which I did in August 2018 in the mountains of North Carolina. Including an interview with my HERO Chris Miller! RSS Feed Eventually I’ll post the YouTube version of the podcast! Same exact content, just put on YouTube for those who don’t do podcasts. See the pictures while …

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Andrea Kooiman, mother of two, coach, ultra runner and founder of the kids nonprofit WeRock.  Andrea has finished 3x Badwater135s, Vol State 500K, UTMB, Western States, HURT and the Grand Slam of Ultra Running!  We also hear from the winners of the T4U Challenge II with Michelle Barton!

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Do you find yourself with less time for training than you would like? Then this episode is for you! Sean...

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Ultrarunner and filmmaker Sanjay Rawal joins the Pain Cave to talk about his latest documentary, 3100: Run and Become. The movie follows competitors in the 2016 Self-Transcendence Run, a 3100-mile ultramarathon around a single city blog in Queens. In exploring the secret of what drives these runners, the film journeys to a Navajo reservation in Arizona, the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa, and the Buddhist temples deep in the mountains of Japan, to discover the spirituality that underlies the reasons why we run. Sanjay and I discuss Sri Chinmoy, the guru whose teachings inspired the Self-Transcendence Run, motivation, filming, multi-day racing, and how to find meaning in our running.

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Due to all of my talk of paradigm breaking one may think that voting would be an aspect of society that I would also have issues with. However, I have found that voting, in and of itself, is a powerful form of paradigm breaking. To me the act of voting is the opportunity to shape the world around you for the better and what, if not that, is paradigm breaking? The established order does not, indeed must not, constantly remain the same and voting is the mechanism through which we, as citizens of this democracy, forge that change. To vote is to use your voice to shatter the status quo. The greatest rebels in history, the Buddha, Jesus, Paul, MLK, Jr., used only their voices to radically change the world for the better. Voting is your opportunity to do the same. Listen in today as I discuss the power of a vote.

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Take a run with Tracy Thelen and Carol Lindel, a mother and daughter who spent a decade chasing their goal to run 50 Marathons in 50 States together. Tracy, a talented ultrarunner in her

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Courtney Dauwalter has been winning ultramarathons left and right for 3+ years, often outright, beating not only the women, but…

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By Davy Crockett  The orginal walkathons were not the relatively tame fundraising walks of the 1970s for causes. Instead these walkathons were brutal endurance events…

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Episode 163 of Talk Ultra brings you a chat with Luke Sanchez who just. finished Javelina Hundred 100 mile race – aged 15 years! We also speak with rising skyrunning star, Petter Engdahl.  Finally, we chat with Lily Dyu about …

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The crew makes a heartfelt plea to use your senses and go out and vote. Really, life as we know it depends on it. They also talk running slumps, how to review products review in-kind and pacing friends on really big races. Shownotes: On Cloudventure Peak Trail Running Shoe Sponsors: Got a product you want to …

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Episode 163 brings you a chat with Luke Sanchez who just finished a 100 miler aged 15 years. Petter Engdahl is a rising star in the skyrunning ranks, we chat with him and we talk with Lily Dyu about fastpacking!

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15 year old Luke Sanchez joins us to talk about his recent finish at the Javelina Jundred with the help...

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This past weekend Christof Teuscher became the first person to attempt and complete a quad-crossing of the Grand Canyon. That's Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim times four, (OK... R2R2R2R2R2R2R2R2R)! He completed the quad-crossing in 58 hours and 10 minutes -- 10 hours less than the previous FKT for *three* crossings! Not bad, especially considering he only starting running five years ago. "If you’re willing to put in the time and effort, you can do these things. What I thought was impossible is possible -- if you put in the training." We speak with Christof about his remarkable feat.

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I have always had a deep fascination with the perimeter of conventional society, the domain of weirdos, rebels, and paradigm breakers. It is not only a fascination, but a lifestyle, because I am very much on the outskirts of “normal” society. The common thread between the various subcultures that I have interacted with on the outskirts, from Comic Con attendees to ultrarunners, is passion. Everyone in these various groups is deeply passionate about their oddity and has surrounded themselves with people who are as well. That support network provides them the platform to let their freak flag fly and, therefore, be themselves. We are complex creatures that cannot, indeed must not, by fit into a singular box by society. Letting our freak flags fly isn’t only life advice, but a social necessity to build a world where we can all work to be our true selves.

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The Legend returns to the Pain Cave to rescue you from the ultrarunning doldrums, with recaps of the insanity at Big’s Backyard (3:00), Hennepin Hundred (27:45), North Coast, Run Rabbit, and more.

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Take a run with Ultra Stories in the Season 2 kickoff! In this episode Sherpa John interviews Legendary Race Director John Storkamp. John is a 39-year old ultra runner and race director from Hastings,

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By HPRS Race Director “Sherpa” John Lacroix It was 1974 when Gordy Ainsleigh first stepped to the dirt to run the now infamous Western States 100 Mile Course. He ran alongside a herd of

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The Land Run 100 is one of the most iconic gravel grinders in the country. If you've seen bikes and happy riders covered in reddish orange mud, it's probably from the Land Run 100. It's about to open registration for year 6 on 11/3, so it's still a newer event per say, but the recognition thanks to its famous red dirt and festival atmosphere is legendary. The course is comprised of 105 miles of punchy climbs and just under 7k of gain. Make sure you read up before tackling this one as preparation is the key to success! 

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Full recap of the Moab 240 along with hearing from my crew and pacers!  Big thank you to Dave Braunlich, Ethan Bartle, Dan Kubes and Nathan Johnson.

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After a whirlwind travel week your friendly neighborhood podcasting hosts share stories of fall adventures at castles in Germany, running into friends on Cub Peak above Hoodsport, WA and how much broken fingers hurt. They didn’t talk about cured ham or delicious cakes, which they regret deeply. Mathias also shares his first big race signup …

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Annie Weiss and her husband Brian Frain join us to talk about Annie’s recent FKT on the 1200 mile Ice...

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Kyle Richardson was only 22 years old on Aug 1, when he set the new FKT on the high and technical LA Freeway. His time of 16hrs 28mins 53secs bettered the time of 16hrs 59mins set by Matthias Messner just last year. “The LA Freeway links Longs Peak, the tallest in Rocky Mountain National Park, with Arapaho Peak, the tallest in the Indian Peaks. It’s above 12,000 feet the entire time. It’s an iconic line - this is what you see on the skyline looking west.” “For 14 hours I didn’t see a soul, even though I was right above Boulder, almost in sight of Denver”. There was no water the entire distance, so Kyle describes how he stashed 3 liters of water in two locations, and why this Self-Supported style made the most sense. The route is rated 5.6 in difficulty, but Kyle was ready for it: “Find what inspires you. Then put in the time to learn the route; respect the route. Practice."

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Sherpa John is a Colorado local that doesn't mince words with his opinions on the sport of ultra and all things. He's a hoot to chat with and we appreciate his insights into the ultra world both here and abroad! 

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Long gone are the days when yoga was practiced only by the fringe. Now, it’s used by the best athletes around the world to improve their performances.

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Take a run with Ultra Stories in the Season 1 finale! In this episode we circle back around with Jamie Reichler to hear how he mentored newcomer Ben Burke to his first trail marathon

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Over the past few weeks, and for a few more weeks to come, I have spent each weekend in places other than San Luis Obispo, where I’m living right now. In other words I have been moving around a lot and in that chaotic environment, coupled with a heavy load of schoolwork, I have been thinking a lot about how I can best find peace in the moment. As a rock climber, cyclist, and runner I have recognized the commonality between the three distinct sports: finding fluidity will make for a much better climb, ride, or run. I realized that that mantra, find fluidity, is not only beneficial to sport, but to daily life as well. It allows us, if we focus on it, to recognize that we must not fight the situation we are in, but work with and learn from it. So listen in today as I discuss the benefits for your personal peace of finding the fluidity in the moment.

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The fifty-mile race is a distance most of today’s ultrarunners eventually run. In 2017 there were about 300 50-mile races held in America with about…

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Timothy Olson, the two-time Western States 100 champion sat down with me in Boulder, CO to talk all about his history in the sport, overcoming a drug-fueled past, dealing with overtraining and much more. 

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Luke Nelson is a physician assistant, race director, husband, father, and public lands activist. He’s been on the podium at many of the top ultras, set course records, and has set numerous FKTs of mountain linkups and traverses. And, in August of 2018, he placed 8th at the legendary Tor de Geants.

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The fastest 100-mile of 2018 doesn’t come from a resident of California, Colorado, or Arizona, but from right here in upstate New York. Albany’s Jim Sweeney sits down in the Pain Cave to discuss his cool new gig at the West Kill Brewery (1:00), his background in ultrarunning and how his training has progressed heading into his breakthrough 2018 season (3:00), his early-season success at Umstead (13:00), and his astounding 13:09 at the Hennepin Hundred, one of the top 15 US times ever. We also get into his upcoming race plans (31:45), some staple workouts and training approaches (38:00), and his Desert Island Picks (42:10).

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David Horton won the first two editions of the Hardrock 100, finished the Barkley Marathons, has both run and biked across the country, and was the only person to hold the overall FKT on both the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. He knows a thing or two, including thoughts about the recent FKT action on the fabled AT. “Scott Jurek was phenomenal - he dug deep deep deep into the pain cave. What Jurek did was above and beyond what I’ve ever seen, anywhere. But does he have it deep down for another one? I’m not sure.” David's FKT on the PCT is documented in the 77 minute video, “The Runner”, and last years, “Extraordinary” is an 88 minute fictionalized account of David and his wife. David has run 113,000 miles. Listen to one of the most venerable FKT and ultrarunners ever, as he describes his newfound sport of cycling, and how it was the pavement, not the trails, that wore his knees out. “I’m still an athlete, I still compete. And I can’t ever imagine not being an athlete … can you?”

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How many questions can Doug and Mathias answer in very short period of time. Not diddle-daddling allowed. They also cover the joy of running while traveling to far away places and offer a sneak peek at the upcoming Holiday Gift Guide show. Shownotes: Burn it down – AWOLNATION Killing in the name of – Rage …

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Throughout my entire life I have been fascinated by the act of shocking people out of their automatic modes of living. As such, I was intrigued by Salvador Dalí’s revolutionary perspectives on morality and society. He was a rebel and the genre of art that he worked under, Surrealism, was as well. Surrealism, Futurism, and Avant-garde are all thought provoking movements on the act of breaking the paradigm. To subvert the status quo is always my goal, to help my peers redefined their perception of what is possible, and those movements have evolved into something wholly unique: a New Surrealism that I believe is led by artists like Marilyn Manson and Megadeth, comedians like Key & Peele, and athletes like Anton Krupicka. A disparate bunch, but the one thing that they all have in common is that they break the paradigm. Blazing our own trails is not only an artistic mission, but an actionable tool for positive societal change and so always remember this: stay true to yourself!

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Take a run with Ultra Stories host, “Sherpa” John, as he talks to you about The Fine Art of Crewing. In this episode, Sherpa dispenses his candid advice on selecting the perfect crew for

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